Admission Updates

Who Is A Translator?

Who Is A Translator?

Zoya Retiwalla | TRP | Oct 4, 2019 What comes to your mind when you hear the word translator? Your answer would possibly be 'someone ... read more

What We Believe: Black Lives Matter

What We Believe: Black Lives Matter

TRP student, Vida Maksimoska, stands firmly in support of those peacefully fighting this disease that has far-reaching roots in our society. In this candid blog, she shares her thoughts, views, and talks about how we can help change the status quo. She shared open-source resources to educate us on why this movement is essential and why we need to lend our voices to turn a new leaf in the history of equality.  read more

Upcoming Virtual Info Sessions For Our September 2020 Cohort

Upcoming Virtual Info Sessions For Our September 2020 Cohort

Despite the current situation the time to plan for the future is now.  Though it is clear that graduate program delivery and structure ... read more

UofT Talks Presents – Opioids: From Wonder Drug to Epidemic – Now What?

UofT Talks Presents – Opioids: From Wonder Drug to Epidemic – Now What?

Join UofT Talks in unpacking the epidemic sweeping our nation: the opioid crisis. On Thursday June 28th, UofT Talks will be hosting an ... read more

University Of Toronto Rises In Global World Rankings

University Of Toronto Rises In Global World Rankings

U of T Ranked In The Top 10 In Nine Subject Areas Globally According To 2020 QS World Rankings Zoya Retiwalla | TRP | July 8, ... read more

University Of Toronto Rises Again, Ranked Number One In Graduate Employability

University Of Toronto Rises Again, Ranked Number One In Graduate Employability

U of T ranked 15th globally when it comes to producing work-ready graduates, according to the latest employability rankings by Times ... read more

Understanding Humanity: Gateway into the lives of Torontonians

Understanding Humanity: Gateway into the lives of Torontonians

Understanding Humanity Stories go beyond simply entertaining us, they capture the essence of what it means to be human. A photo essay read more

U Of T Ranked Among World’s Top 25 Universities In Latest QS World University Rankings

U Of T Ranked Among World’s Top 25 Universities In Latest QS World University Rankings

Source: UofT News The University of Toronto has been ranked among the top 25 universities in the world by the prestigious QS World ... read more

TRP Up-Close: Pre-existing Conditions

TRP Up-Close: Pre-existing Conditions

"If there is one thing that may be seen as a positive of the COVID pandemic in the context of education and curriculum design, it might be this: it has forced people, students and instructors alike to disrupt their entrenched ways of doing things." read more

TRP Up-Close: Knowledge Translation In The Time Of COVID-19

TRP Up-Close: Knowledge Translation In The Time Of COVID-19

"Yes, these ARE difficult times – and while the focus needs to remain on healthcare provision at the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis, the Translational Research Program team itself immediately rose to the challenge." read more

TRP Up-Close: In Times Of Uncertainty, Opportunities Abound

TRP Up-Close: In Times Of Uncertainty, Opportunities Abound

At the TRP, we strongly believe in disruptive reforms when faced with obstacles. Exploring different means and fostering connectivity has been an intriguing and exciting ride. From expanding the boundaries of virtual conferences to brining voices from the frontline of this pandemic, the possibilities are endless. read more

TRP Up-Close: Adaptability In The Time Of A Pandemic

TRP Up-Close: Adaptability In The Time Of A Pandemic

"Being able to see our team, instructors, and students, come together to create opportunities, even during a pandemic, has been an amazing experience for me." read more

TRP TA Mena Abdel-Nour on Learning from others, Entrepreneurial Ventures, and New Research

TRP TA Mena Abdel-Nour on Learning from others, Entrepreneurial Ventures, and New Research

Mena Abdel-Nour is co-creator of Choco Fiber. The product is a healthier alternative to the popular spread Nutella. It “has 10% of the calories of Nutella. It is fortified with fiber and has 20% of your daily fiber intake in about 2 spoons.”   read more

TRP Students Win Illustrious 2019 PBRI Seed Grant

TRP Students Win Illustrious 2019 PBRI Seed Grant

We are honoured to announce that our students, Agnes Ryzynski, Andrew Wan, and Raja Ravi have received the prestigious 2019 ... read more

TRP students are eligible for scholarships

TRP students are eligible for scholarships

TRP students are eligible to apply for merit-based scholarships such as the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Program, the Canada ... read more

TRP student, Craig Madho, receives three leadership awards

TRP student, Craig Madho, receives three leadership awards

Congratulations to TRP student Craig Madho on winning the Roncari Book Prize at IMS50 Scientific Day! The Roncari Book Prize Honours ... read more

TRP Student Wins Prestigious CGS-M/ SSHRC Award

TRP Student Wins Prestigious CGS-M/ SSHRC Award

We are honoured to announce that our student, Sabrin Salim has received the illustrious 'Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master's Program ... read more

TRP student Craig Madho and Jonathan Chio share their Pillars of Health Experience with the Science Community: IMS Magazine

TRP student Craig Madho and Jonathan Chio share their Pillars of Health Experience with the Science Community: IMS Magazine

One of the biggest questions students often have on their minds is what to do after they graduate. “The path to getting there is difficult­­­­—especially in the modern health science,” wrote Jonathon Chio and TRP student Craig Madho. read more

TRP student & alumna collaborate on Doctor’s Note, Toronto Star

TRP student & alumna collaborate on Doctor’s Note, Toronto Star

By DR. MICHELLE JACOBSON, KATIE TUCKER | University of Toronto Wed., March 28, 2018 | Toronto Star   Hysterectomy is the ... read more

TRP Senior Advisor receives Connaught Global Challenge Award

TRP Senior Advisor receives Connaught Global Challenge Award

Congratulations to TRP Senior Advisor & LMP Prof Avrum Gotlieb, on being one of four UofT researchers to receive the Connaught ... read more

TRP During COVID-19

TRP During COVID-19

“Adaptability is about the powerful difference between adapting to cope and adapting to win.” – Max McKeown.   read more

TRP director Joseph Ferenbok wins the IMS Graduate Course Director award

TRP director Joseph Ferenbok wins the IMS Graduate Course Director award

Congratulations to TRP director Joseph Ferenbok on receiving the IMS Graduate Course Director award at IMS50 Scientific Day!  The award read more

TRP can lead to many careers!

TRP can lead to many careers!

There are various career opportunities for TRP graduates: Industry (Pharma, Tech, Consulting), Research (Basic Science, Clinical ... read more

Translational Challenges in Disseminating New Treatments: TRP Alumni, Andrei Iliuta  

Translational Challenges in Disseminating New Treatments: TRP Alumni, Andrei Iliuta  

In patients with polycystic kidney disease, it’s an effective therapy to reduce kidney volume. That is one if the conclusions researcher and TRP graduate Andrei Iliuta came to during his fellowship with Dr. York Pei at Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, where he studied schlerotherapy. read more

Translating Research Into Innovations At Sunnybrook

Translating Research Into Innovations At Sunnybrook

Translating Research Into Innovations At Sunnybrook By: Zoya Retiwalla | TRP | July 27, 2019 While success can be found by walking ... read more

Translating Research Discoveries For The Advancement Of Patient Care

Translating Research Discoveries For The Advancement Of Patient Care

Banner Credit: Zoya Retiwalla for the TRP A translational researcher must speak many languages and work towards bridging the gap ... read more

TR Talks: Implementation In Clinics And Community

TR Talks: Implementation In Clinics And Community

A good idea is about only about ten percent, the remaining ninety is implementation. Zoya Retiwalla| TRP | March 21, 2020 In the ... read more

TR Talks: Healthcare Specialists Charted Into The Uncharted Territories Of Translational Science and Doled Out Invaluable Clinical Insights

TR Talks: Healthcare Specialists Charted Into The Uncharted Territories Of Translational Science and Doled Out Invaluable Clinical Insights

Collaborations, failures, and a non-conservative attitude in risk-taking are the key to a successful translation. Zoya Retiwalla| TRP ... read more

TR Talks: Addressing Intellectual Property Like An Expert

TR Talks: Addressing Intellectual Property Like An Expert

IP is essential to incentivize innovation; doing it right is of paramount importance. Zoya Retiwalla| TRP | February 22, 2020 You ... read more

TR Talks – Innovation Heralders Shed Light On The Opportunities And Challenges In Funding Translation

TR Talks – Innovation Heralders Shed Light On The Opportunities And Challenges In Funding Translation

TR Talks – Innovation Heralders Shed Light On The Opportunities And Challenges In Funding Translation  Zoya Retiwalla | TRP | November read more

TR Talks – Experts Discuss The Challenges And Barriers To Innovations In Healthcare

TR Talks – Experts Discuss The Challenges And Barriers To Innovations In Healthcare

TR Talks – Experts Discuss The Challenges And Barriers To Innovations In Healthcare Zoya Retiwalla | TRP | November 27, ... read more

TR Talks – Leaders Discuss Transforming Research Discoveries to Improve Patient Care

TR Talks – Leaders Discuss Transforming Research Discoveries to Improve Patient Care

Feb 4, 2019 By:  Brianne Tulk, Faculty of Medicine University of Toronto Leaders in the basic sciences, clinical epidemiology and ... read more

Thinking outside the box: TRP-York U Podcast

Thinking outside the box: TRP-York U Podcast

Zoya Retiwalla | TRP | March 9, 2020 The healthcare field is undergoing rapid transformation. This change in tide has brought with it ... read more

The Audience Is Not Full Of Ghouls

The Audience Is Not Full Of Ghouls

Banner Credit: Zoya Retiwalla for the TRP Effective communication is a cornerstone of numerous fields. In translational research, ... read more

Student Reflection: Chartering New Territories

Student Reflection: Chartering New Territories

#UofTMed International Student Reflection by Shayan Shayan Bashir, M.D. M.H.Sc. TRP As an internationally trained physician with a ... read more

Student Reflection: An Exploration of New Boundaries

Student Reflection: An Exploration of New Boundaries

#UofTMed International Student Reflection by Anat As a pharmacist in Israel with a secure job and bright prospects, relocation to ... read more

Student Reflection: A Journey Of Transformation – Ankita

Student Reflection: A Journey Of Transformation – Ankita

#UofTMed TRP Student Reflection by Ankita "How can I reinvent myself?" "How do I understand and navigate the complexity of the health read more

Student Profile:  Naomi Zingman-Daniels

Student Profile: Naomi Zingman-Daniels

#UofTMed TRP Student Profile - Naomi Zingman-Daniels  Name: Naomi Zingman-Daniels Cohort: 2018 Country of Origin: The United ... read more

Student Profile – Sydney Taylor

Student Profile – Sydney Taylor

#UofTMed TRP Student Profile - Sydney Taylor   Sydney Taylor MHSc Translational Research Candidate, 2nd year Why Faculty of ... read more

Student Profile – Helen Liu

Student Profile – Helen Liu

#UofTMed TRP Student Profile - Helen Liu  Name: Helen Liu Year of Study: 2nd Year Country of Origin: Canada Previous Education: ... read more

Student Profile – Connie Putterman

Student Profile – Connie Putterman

Connie Putterman - Seasoned Parent Advocate and New Researcher Written by: Paige Gilbank “I am a Translational Research student (MHSc ... read more

Student Feature: Dr. Ibrar Mustafa

Student Feature: Dr. Ibrar Mustafa

As an internationally trained physician with a secure future, moving to Canada was a huge step for Dr. Ibrar Mustafa. Fuelled by his ... read more

Student Award in Technology and Aging

Student Award in Technology and Aging

AGE-WELL and the TRP are proud to announce the AGE-WELL TRP Graduate Student Award in Technology and Aging.  The purpose of this award ... read more

Stepping Up In The Time Of A Global Pandemic

Stepping Up In The Time Of A Global Pandemic

While the world grapples with an unprecedented enemy, Dr. Ibrar Mustafa a Student at the TRP, launched a telehealth portal. It not only connects the world’s best doctors to patients who lack proper healthcare infrastructure but also supplies PPE and food to the needy. read more

RIDE to Conquer Cancer – As it happened

RIDE to Conquer Cancer – As it happened

RIDE to Conquer Cancer  By: Dr. Nancy Mingo, #TRP Student | June 30, 2019 It was quite light at 5:30 in the morning, but the ... read more

Revolutionizing Hospital Care With Artificial Intelligence: Dr. Muhammad Mamdani

Revolutionizing Hospital Care With Artificial Intelligence: Dr. Muhammad Mamdani

Zoya Retiwalla | TRP | December 6, 2019 "There are products that can have a real impact but then whether the product has an impact on ... read more

Real Talk: Mental Health During A Modern Pandemic

Real Talk: Mental Health During A Modern Pandemic

Physical distancing mandates, though indispensable, have hampered tangible human contact for months. Our student, Sidhesh, who moved from India to pursue higher-education was caught in the headlights with the sudden, monumental changes that COVID-19 has brought in the world. He spoke to us about the impact that the “new normal” has brought to his life and divulged honestly into coping mechanisms hoping to help us understand that we are in this struggle together. read more

Program Admission – EXTENDED

Program Admission – EXTENDED

We live in uncertain times. These times have been especially taxing on healthcare professionals and clinicians.  Some have had to ... read more

Post-Grad Reflection by Meghan Lofft

Post-Grad Reflection by Meghan Lofft

A Journey of Self-Discovery By: Meghan Lofft, #UofTGrad 2018 | June 28, 2019 Meghan Lofft, a TRP alumna Class 2018 presently ... read more

Pillars of Health: Innovating for a better future

Pillars of Health: Innovating for a better future

By: Nida Zafar More often than not, it is difficult for students to understand what opportunities exist for them once they graduate, ... read more

Path To Translation – TRP Recruitment Sessions

Path To Translation – TRP Recruitment Sessions

Path To Translation By: Zoya Retiwalla | TRP | October 17, 2019 "With no challenge, there is no change and with the continual ... read more

MHSc in Translational Research

Be part of a community that makes change happen to improve medicine, health and care   read more

Lunch ‘N Learn with UHN Open Labs

Lunch ‘N Learn with UHN Open Labs

Lunch ‘N Learn with UHN Open Labs Zoya Retiwalla | TRP | November 10, 2019   Healthcare is undergoing a paradigm shift and for ... read more

Lunch ‘N Learn with SE Health’s Futures Team

Lunch ‘N Learn with SE Health’s Futures Team

Lunch ‘N Learn with SE Health’s Futures Team Zoya Retiwalla | TRP | November 27, 2019  SE Health’s mission is to spread hope and ... read more

Lunch ‘N Learn with AGE-WELL

Lunch ‘N Learn with AGE-WELL

Lunch ‘N Learn with AGE-WELL Zoya Retiwalla | TRP | November 20, 2019   The AGE-WELL Network strives to create real-world ... read more

Looking to the Northern Lights: Helping in an Uncertain Time

Looking to the Northern Lights: Helping in an Uncertain Time

Pandemics such as the novel coronavirus outbreak can give rise to anxiety and uncertainty. But they can also fuel kindness. Making ... read more

Living in the age of Pandemics

Living in the age of Pandemics

Most of the world is aware and has begun to grow tired of the extreme measures being taken to fight the COVID-19 global pandemic. But significantly fewer extreme measures and attention are being paid to yet another pandemic we’ve been facing. A pandemic of intolerance, racism, and ignorance.  A pandemic of harmful, selfish and uninformed ideologies fueled by self-serving agents of misinformation and duplicity. read more

Learn with Purpose: 2019 TRP Orientation Welcome

Learn with Purpose: 2019 TRP Orientation Welcome

Every graduate degree should, at least in my opinion, offer the opportunity for students to achieve a credential, learn something of ... read more

Keep Calm and Pedal On: The TRP Disruptors Complete the Ride to Conquer Cancer 2018

Keep Calm and Pedal On: The TRP Disruptors Complete the Ride to Conquer Cancer 2018

Written by: Paige Gilbank One. Two. One. Two. This was the mantra that was running through my head at every uphill turn or gust of wind read more

Just give me the fish!–The dilemma of ‘teaching’ innovative thinking

Over the years I have on many occasions heard students say “We need something more concrete” or “If you give us a check-list and your ... read more

Is the TRP right for YOU?

Is the TRP right for YOU?

There are two questions that I am often asked by perspective students: the ones at the beginning of their careers generally ask “what ... read more

HIIO (Health Innovation Implementation in Ontario), an Online Resource for Health Innovators in Ontario

HIIO (Health Innovation Implementation in Ontario), an Online Resource for Health Innovators in Ontario

Written by: Paige Gilbank “Canada is a leader for the development of innovative health technologies. However, in Ontario, there are no ... read more

Found in Translation: You have a great invention and you disclose it at a conference… Now what?

Found in Translation: You have a great invention and you disclose it at a conference… Now what?

 By Gabriella Chan    On June 11, 2018 the United States Federal Court of Appeals (the “Court”) heard the case of Medtronic Inc. v. ... read more

Found in Translation: Tweet Tweet

Found in Translation: Tweet Tweet

Deep breath. I am finally ready to confess: I have never tweeted. Wait–that’s not quite true, I’m an excellent tweeter while reading ... read more

Found in Translation: TRP: Reflections in a Looking Glass 

Found in Translation: TRP: Reflections in a Looking Glass 

By: Joseph Ferenbok The Translational Research Program is not a typical graduate degree, it is a mind-set with a specific approach to ... read more

Found in Translation: The Power of 'Lived Experience'

Found in Translation: The Power of 'Lived Experience'

By Christopher A. Klinger, PhD  “Patients need to be involved in all aspects of research,” reads one of the guiding principles of the ... read more

Found in Translation: The Power of ‘Lived Experience’

Found in Translation: The Power of ‘Lived Experience’

By Christopher A. Klinger, PhD  “Patients need to be involved in all aspects of research,” reads one of the guiding principles of the ... read more

Found In Translation: Picture this: Using free and open-source images in science communications

Found In Translation: Picture this: Using free and open-source images in science communications

by Carey Toane Images are often an afterthought when sending our translational research communications out into the world. That perfect read more

Found in Translation: New PIPEDA Data Breach Reporting and Notification Requirements-What You Need to Know

Found in Translation: New PIPEDA Data Breach Reporting and Notification Requirements-What You Need to Know

Written By: Dr. Gabriella Chan Is my information safe? Do you remember every account you’ve ever created or every point of contact ... read more

Found In Translation: If babies can do it, why can’t we?

Found In Translation: If babies can do it, why can’t we?

by: Sandy Marshall Meet Simon and Ian. They met when they were ~5 months old and over the following months, a friendship grew. ... read more

Found in Translation: Blue Roses – A Spotlight on Death and Dying in the Shadows

Found in Translation: Blue Roses – A Spotlight on Death and Dying in the Shadows

‘Knowledge Translation’ can take many forms, and local Ottawa documentary film makers Ed Kucerak and Dr. Danielle Rolfe have taken ... read more

First Year Review : A Student's Perspective

First Year Review : A Student's Perspective

“One year of TRP done! It’s been busy and eye-opening.” Meet Kathleen Camaya, a registered nurse (RN) in the Pediatric Intensive Care ... read more

First Year Review : A Student’s Perspective

First Year Review : A Student’s Perspective

“One year of TRP done! It’s been busy and eye-opening.” Meet Kathleen Camaya, a registered nurse (RN) in the Pediatric Intensive Care ... read more

Farewell but not Goodbye: Fall Convocation 2018

Farewell but not Goodbye: Fall Convocation 2018

As we welcome one cohort of students to the program, we say goodbye to another. Last week, the University of Toronto had its Fall ... read more

Fare Thee Well

Fare Thee Well

To the Graduates of the second TRP Cohort, I wish to say that I hope you will never be too far away. When you started the program, we read more

Connie’s Testimonial

Connie’s Testimonial

- Connie Putterman, Parent Advocate, Cohort 2017 read more

Connie’s Testimonial

Connie’s Testimonial

"The TRP really speaks to the patient-centred approach to research.” read more

Connie’s Testimonial

Connie’s Testimonial

- Connie Putterman, Parent Advocate, Cohort 2017 read more

Connie’s Testimonial

Connie’s Testimonial

"The TRP really speaks to the patient-centred approach to research.” read more

Clyde’s Testimonial

Clyde’s Testimonial

"The translational paradigm of the TRP has revolutionized my thinking.” read more

Clyde’s Testimonial

Clyde’s Testimonial

"The translational paradigm of the TRP has revolutionized my thinking.” read more

Choosing the TRP

Choosing the TRP

The Translational Research Program is an innovative approach to ‘professional’ graduate education.  Classes involve many different ... read more

Building a cohort

Building a cohort

We are building a cohort. It may be summer, but things haven't slowed down at the TRP.  While students attend modules on privacy and ... read more

Application Deadline – Extended **

Application Deadline – Extended **

Hello Applicants!   Due to the evolving uncertainties related to COVID-19, we have extended the application deadline for ... read more

Alumna Reflection: An Unconventional Journey 

Alumna Reflection: An Unconventional Journey 

#UofTMed Alumna Reflection by Razan  After the completion of her undergraduate studies, Razan wanted to make a positive difference ... read more

AI For… Artificial Inventor?

AI For… Artificial Inventor?

See what Gabriella Chan has to say about AI read more

A Transformative Education

A Transformative Education

If you, or someone you know, is interested in a different kind of graduate program, who is motivated to learn by doing and is seeking a transformative education, then we need to talk. read more

A Member Of The TRP Community Won’t Let A Pandemic Stop Her From Care Mongering

A Member Of The TRP Community Won’t Let A Pandemic Stop Her From Care Mongering

While we are encouraged to stay home as much as we can during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many situations in which volunteers can ... read more

"In the TRP, you’re engaged as soon as you learn the material. You’re immediately putting what you learn into practice in and outside of class.”

 - Katie Tucker, Cohort 2017